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Dave Grohl Calls Foo Fighters’ Reading Set ‘Last Show for a Long Time’ Despite More 2012 Gigs

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl announced from the stage at the UK’s Reading festival on Sunday night (Aug. 26) that the gig would be their last show for a long time, as it marked the end of their summer tour. However, the band does have a couple of more high-profile gigs at the various festivals throughout September.

Near the beginning of the set, according to NME, Grohl addressed the audience, saying, “Well, well, well. The f—ing Reading festival. You guys realize we’ve got a lot of songs to play. It’s the last show of the tour and it’s the last show for a long time.”

Grohl may have been referring specifically to the band’s European fans during the set, as the remaining 2012 gigs are all in the United States. The Foos will play a Rock the Vote event in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5; the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta on Sept. 21; the Deluna Festival in Pensacola, Fla., on Sept. 22; and the Global Festival in New York’s Central Park on Sept. 29. After those shows, it seems the band will be taking a long break from the road.

Another noteworthy moment of the Foos’ set at the Reading Festival came when Grohl dedicated the song ‘These Days’ to his Nirvana bandmates — Krist Novoselic and the late Kurt Cobain. “I’d like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn’t be here tonight. This one’s for Krist and this one’s for Kurt,” announced Grohl before the band launched into the song.

The set on Sunday also marked 20 years since Nirvana played their memorable headlining gig at Reading in 1992. Check out Foo Fighters’ set list from their Reading festival gig below.

Foo Fighters, Reading Festival Set List:

White Limo’
‘All My Life’
‘The Pretender’
‘My Hero’
‘Learn To Fly’
‘Cold Day In The Sun’
‘I’ll Stick Around’
‘These Days’
‘Monkey Wrench’
‘Hey Johnny Park!’
‘Alone + Easy Target’
‘Bridge Burning’
‘This Is A Call’
‘In The Flesh’
‘Best Of You’
‘Times Like These’
‘For All The Cows’

Next: Foo Fighters on Loudwire's Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs List

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